Clever Ways to Organize Cleaning Supplies

Anyone who has had to search under the kitchen sink for a sponge or found their cabinet jammed with cleaning products knows that organization is vital when storing cleaning supplies. 

An unorganized collection of cleaning products makes it difficult to find what you need. It can also lead to less frequent cleaning and wasted money if you buy duplicate products. 

To ensure you always have the cleaning products you need when you need them, consider these simple and affordable storage solutions to keep your supplies tidy and organized. 

Cleaning Caddy

A cleaning caddy is a versatile storage solution for all your cleaning supplies. The multi-compartment container can store everyday cleaning items, like detergents, surface spray, window spray, dusters, and rags, keeping all your essential supplies in one convenient, portable location.

You can also use separate caddies for each room. For example, a bathroom caddy might contain rubber gloves, toilet bowl cleaner, Windex, and sanitizer spray. A laundry room caddy might have bleach, detergent, and fabric softener. 

Hanging Shoe Holder

A hanging shoe holder is typically a single panel of fabric with numerous rows of plastic pockets attached. You can also find plastic or fabric hanging shoe holders with horizontal cubbies. 

Shoe holders are perfect for over-the-door storage and can hold spray bottles, aerosols, detergent bottles, and cleaning tools. Or, hang one in a closet or pantry to store extra paper towels and toilet tissue.  

The transparent design makes it easy to see what you have, and a hanging shoe holder doesn’t take up much space, so it’s ideal for apartments and other small spaces. 


A pegboard is traditionally made from wood or plastic and features a series of evenly spaced holes. Pegs can be inserted into the holes to create a custom cleaning storage option, such as shelves, racks, and hooks. 

By mounting a pegboard on the wall, you can create a space to hang buckets, mops, brooms, and other large cleaning supplies. You can also mount a pegboard inside a linen closet or cabinet door to create shelves that custom-fit your cleaning supplies. Add baskets and containers to the shelves to hold cleaners and small cleaning tools to create a cleaning closet. 

Pegboards also keep cleaning supplies off the floor, where they can be a trip hazard. And because supplies are out in the open, it’s easy to see when you’re running low on something and need to restock.

Magazine Holders

The asymmetrical open-ended design of magazine holders makes them an excellent choice for storing large bottles of cleaning products. Because they’re tall and narrow, they take up less space than bulky cleaning caddies, making them ideal for storing kitchen and bathroom cleaners under the sink. 

You can find magazine holders made from a variety of materials. Wire magazine holders are an excellent choice for under the sink because they allow optimal airflow and prevent mold buildup. However, it may develop rust if the wire mesh isn’t galvanized or powder-coated. Wire mesh holders also won’t contain any accidental spills.

Plastic magazine holders won’t rust like metal racks can, making them suitable for damp areas like the kitchen and the laundry room. They’re also enclosed at the bottom to catch any leaking or spilled products. Plastic magazine holders are also easy to clean; just wipe them down with a damp cloth or run them through the dishwasher. 

Tension Rod 

A tension rod is an ideal storage solution for renters and college students in dorm rooms or office buildings. The rod doesn’t require mounting hardware to protect the walls, and the telescoping rod ensures you can fit the rod in various spaces. 

When mounted under the sink, a tension rod can hold spray bottles, keeping them within easy reach. It can also be used to hang towels or cleaning supplies. 

Lazy Susan

A Lazy Susan is a turntable that can be used for storing spices in the kitchen or holding glasses on the dinner table, but it can also be used in the bathroom to hold cleaning supplies. It is usually made from wood or plastic and has a central rotating platform with a lipped design to prevent items from falling off. 

A Lazy Susan can be a great way to organize your cleaning supplies, as it allows you to see all your options at a glance and makes it easy to reach whatever you need, even if you have deep cabinets. 

Door-Mounted Hooks

Door-mounted hooks are perfect for hanging dusting rags and rubber gloves, keeping them within easy reach when needed. Most door-mounted hooks are made of plastic or metal and can be easily installed with screws or adhesive. They are available in various sizes and shapes to accommodate different cleaning supplies.

For example, S-hooks are great for hanging buckets and mops, while J-hooks are perfect for holding smaller tools like brooms and dustpans. You should also check the weight capacity of the hooks to ensure they can handle the weight of full bottles of cleaning products or damp cleaning tools. 

Declutter Your Space 

A cluttered home can be both a source of stress and a drain on your time and energy. If you’re struggling to keep your space tidy, HomesNGardens can help. We offer tips and hacks for decluttering your home, from organizational strategies to downsizing your possessions. 

With our help, you can transform your home into a calm and inviting oasis. Get started on your journey to a tidier home today with HomesNGardens.

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